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The Housing White Paper, weighing in at 104 pages, is a clear statement of intent from the Government.
The Housing White Paper was announced by Gavin Barwell, the housing minister, at the Conservative Party Conference in October last year.
This year may have delivered a series of political surprises, but these have had a limited effect on the housing market so far.
The London Mayor last week issued some guidance around planning and affordable housing in the Capital.
Some 189,000 new homes were created in England in the year to April 2016 according to the most recent official data.
The Chancellor has announced a new tranche of funding for housing in the Autumn Statement in a bid to boost the supply of homes across the country.
Greenfield development land prices declined by 0.4% in Q3, meaning they have fallen by 2.6% between April and the end of September, and by 3.9% over 12 months.
Birmingham’s economic renaissance has been matched by an uptick in activity in the housing market, underpinned by strong demand for housing, both from local buyers and those moving from London and further afield.
One thing that policymakers across the political spectrum agree on is that there is an urgent need to address the undersupply of housing across the UK.
Average UK house price growth slipped a little in September, but the annual rate of growth remains above 5%.